Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentJohn 17:17
- Sanctify (agiason).
- First aorist active imperative of agiazw. To consecrate or set apart persons or things to God. See Exodus 28:41; 29:1,36; 40:13. See Paul's prayer for the Thessalonians (1 Thessalonians 5:23). This is done in the sphere (en) of truth (God's truth), God's Word (not human speculation, but God's message to us).